Chicken Shawarma
May 09, 2017

There are combo-shops that sell döner kebabs and pizza on every other corner in Prague's city center, and the luscious smells—a unique combination of hot fat...

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Epic Paleo Liver Recipes
December 01, 2015

We just returned from our Thanksgiving visit to Montreal, and one of the appetizers we devoured at Joe Beef reminded me how much I love the...

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Snap Peas with Lemon, Mint, and Pistachios
July 06, 2015

The pick-your-own garden at our CSA Sunrise Farm is twisted with beautiful pea vines right now! Both snow peas and snap peas are on the menu, and I'm delighted...

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Persian-Spiced Winter Vegetable Soup
January 08, 2015

A few thoughts on soup... 1. I'm still on my soup-for-breakfast kick and since it's lasted more than 18 months, I don't think it can be called...

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Gluten-Free Paleo Tabbouleh
July 02, 2012

In my imagination, if summer had a taste, it would be fresh lemon. In reality, my summer — suffering in the stifling heat of central...

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Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmas)
March 29, 2012

I've probably eaten hundreds (if not thousands) of stuffed grape leaves in my life. And about 99% of them were made by my dad. We...

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Crispy Spiced Chicken Livers
January 08, 2012

I was a weird kid. Aside from roller skating to the library (in blue-and-yellow sneaker skates and an orange terrycloth bathrobe worn over jeans) and...

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Lebanese Onion & Parsley Salad
November 07, 2011

Wait! I know you're probably not feeling super excited about a pile of onions. But don't turn up your nose! Here in the U.S., we've...

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Killer Kebab Spice Mix
May 08, 2011

The kebabs I cooked for my birthday dinner included an ingredient I'd never heard of: Aleppo pepper. I almost didn't make the recipe because I...

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Kibbeh Sinayee (Lamb Diamonds!)
March 21, 2011

It's been said that diamonds are a girl's best friend. I say diamonds are a girl's (and boy's) best friend when they're made out of...

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Don’t Be Lily-Livered! Aromatic Chicken Livers
January 17, 2011

I was a weird kid. And I distinctly remember, on occasion, ordering beef liver with onions for dinner at my dad's diner. I was also...

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Belly Dance Beet Salad
May 27, 2010

My dad is of Lebanese heritage, and since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated by belly dancers. The costumes! The finer cymbals!...

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